My previous post, Brené Brown on Connection, made me look around for more videos at You Tube and I found Brené Brown - The Price of Invulnerability. That's another great presentation by Brené Brown.
TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us feeling most vulnerable. Yet invulnerability has a price. When we knowingly or unknowingly numb ourselves to what we sense threatens us, we sacrifice an essential tool for navigating Read more [...]
Sarah Robinson has a post about More On Living a Connected Life at Escaping Mediocrity. It's a terrific video with Brene Brown from TEDx Houston. I had problems viewing the video at Sarah's site so I located the video on You Tube, TEDxHouston - Brené Brown. The video is 20 minutes long (or short rather, I wish Brené had talked longer). Sarah writes:
This 20 minute video from Dr. Brene Brown is a MUST WATCH. Unless you have no interest in living a connected life.
I watched it once. Then watched Read more [...]
Marion Chapsal, who has been my speaker’s coach and mentor, has a great blog at Geronimo Leadership Coaching.
The aim of this blog is to help you create your unique Leadership and Communication experience for 2010 and beyond!
What could you do NOW to make 2010 the year you deliver outstanding presentations and develop your Leadership & Communication style? Read more [...]
Over at PowerPointNinja is Dilbert on PowerPoint Presentations, a collection of Dilbert cartoons that deals with PowerPoint and presentations. It’s an amusing and interesting way of showing problems in connection with the use of PowerPoint.
There are cartoons on issues such as PowerPoint Poisoning, Presentation Ego, PowerPoint Disability, Boring Presentation and the power of Pie Chart.
Marion Chapsal, who helped me prepare my presentation at Øredev 2009, has posted about How to Give a "Presentation ZEN". She mentions my book review, Presentation Zen is a great book.
Marion links to an older post in her blog, The Naked Speaker, which is really interesting. It's about what happens when technology fails and presenting without slides, "naked" in the sense that it's all about you.
Marion links to Make your next presentation naked at the Presentation Zen blog. That post has a Read more [...]
While preparing for my assignment as Speaker at Øredev 2009 I got help from Marion Chapsal who acted as speaker's coach and mentor.
Marion switched between being a coach (encourage, challenge and support) and being a mentor (give advice, share experience and knowledge) depending on what was needed. She guided and supported me through my preparations which helped me get it all done and to feel confident when it was time for my presentation.
If you shall make an important presentation and want Read more [...]
Marion Chapsal sent me a link to Are You A Hero At Public Speaking And Don't Know It? which is an interesting story around public speaking.
Don't be fooled into thinking that just because your heart is racing and your tongue swells up inside clenched jaws that you are frightened. Try clenching your toes; if you can do that you are ready for blast off. Incidentally, it isn't the toe clenching or touching thumb against forefinger that makes the difference.. it is the fact your mind is still in control Read more [...]
Marion Chapsal sent me a link to Be a Starfish Speaker which gives this interesting suggestion:
Visualize your presentation as a starfish. Your central message is the middle and your main points radiate our from there. If you get off track, just return back to the center.
Sarah Gershman points out that a speak needs a central message. She writes that:
Next time you prepare your content and each and every time you practice your speech, first review the central message of your presentation. You should Read more [...]
I have read Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds. It's a beautiful book in itself and terrific when it comes to its topic. The book gives lots of examples, it is inspriring and very well written. Presentation Zen is the kind of book one returns to for reference as well as for new ideas.
I have made some notes while reading the book, things that stuck this time.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci
Communication is about getting Read more [...]
I came across this video through How (Not) to Present with PowerPoint at Presentation Skills. The video is a condensed lesson into how NOT to present with PowerPoint.
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